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Old 06-15-2020, 05:50 PM   #8341
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So DW and I are sitting around the campfire a couple weeks ago and a new looking 5th wheel pulls in. Guy starts backing in to his site, stops, gets out and starts cutting limbs off a tree so he can back the camper in further. After he gets the camper where he wants it, he climbs up on the roof and starts cutting several limbs down from the trees around his camper. Been camping all my life, never seen this before.
I was very tempted to do that last year at an expensive KOA. The site was awfully short for our 5er and had branches hanging uncomfortably low over the area where you have to park your rig. I did mention the low branches at the office but I don’t know if they ever did anything about it. I wouldn’t have the nerve to actually cut anything off a tree. I’d ask for a different site if the campground wasn’t prepared to trim the branches themselves.
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Old 06-15-2020, 05:52 PM   #8342
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So DW and I are sitting around the campfire a couple weeks ago and a new looking 5th wheel pulls in. Guy starts backing in to his site, stops, gets out and starts cutting limbs off a tree so he can back the camper in further. After he gets the camper where he wants it, he climbs up on the roof and starts cutting several limbs down from the trees around his camper. Been camping all my life, never seen this before.
Saw something similar in an Arizona State Park about 4 years ago, only he was using a powered chain saw. Almost completely cut down what should have been his afternoon shade.
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Old 06-15-2020, 05:58 PM   #8343
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What did the campground operators say when you visited with them about it?
We were at a state park. Host was 2 sites over. He called the Ranger. Was not able to hear the conversation but tree trimming stopped.
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Old 06-15-2020, 07:11 PM   #8344
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Wish I was the ranger because that guy would have been escorted OUT of the park and told don't ever come back and made sure his name, vehicle and rig were posted in the park system.
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Old 06-15-2020, 07:18 PM   #8345
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We had a branch issue in a state park and the rangers came out with a gas powered pole saw and trimmed the tree
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Old 06-16-2020, 07:46 AM   #8346
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We had a branch issue in a state park and the rangers came out with a gas powered pole saw and trimmed the tree


Yes, of course that is the proper way to handle it. I had overhanging limbs sitting on the roof of my fiver at a private CG here in NC. I contacted the owner and he came and trimmed both trees to fix the issue. I do carry heavy duty trimmers all the time and in the past have needed to use them, but going through the CG management is the best way to handle it.
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Old 06-16-2020, 09:32 AM   #8347
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I was very tempted to do that last year at an expensive KOA. The site was awfully short for our 5er and had branches hanging uncomfortably low over the area where you have to park your rig. I did mention the low branches at the office but I don’t know if they ever did anything about it. I wouldn’t have the nerve to actually cut anything off a tree. I’d ask for a different site if the campground wasn’t prepared to trim the branches themselves.
We camped at Twin Mountain KOA in NH last year and the guy who led us to our site had a camp saw and sawed branches for us on the spot as we situated our trailer. I'm guessing most campground owners would oblige if you pointed out the hazards to them or relocate you to another site.
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Old 06-23-2020, 06:20 PM   #8348
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Was parked next to a trailer with a creative install on an X-Chock. Their sewer setup was also interesting, though why the park setup the sewer as they did. They do have enough hose.
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Was parked next to a trailer with a creative install on an X-Chock. Their sewer setup was also interesting, though why the park setup the sewer as they did. They do have enough hose.
I have seen parks like that. I can't imagine what was going through their mind when they did the construction and utilities install,... unless there is some silly local code that requires them to be elevated.
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Old 06-23-2020, 07:10 PM   #8350
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Was parked next to a trailer with a creative install on an X-Chock. Their sewer setup was also interesting, though why the park setup the sewer as they did. They do have enough hose.
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Old 06-23-2020, 07:12 PM   #8351
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I have seen parks like that. I can't imagine what was going through their mind when they did the construction and utilities install,... unless there is some silly local code that requires them to be elevated.
.....but in my work life, I always found $#@& doesn’t run uphill.
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Old 06-24-2020, 06:56 AM   #8352
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Was parked next to a trailer with a creative install on an X-Chock. Their sewer setup was also interesting, though why the park setup the sewer as they did. They do have enough hose.
They just wanted a trap in their hose! Kinda looks like he was pulled in the wrong way and was using the adjacent sites sewer connection except that it would be awfully close.
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Old 06-24-2020, 07:26 AM   #8353
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I have seen parks like that. I can't imagine what was going through their mind when they did the construction and utilities install,... unless there is some silly local code that requires them to be elevated.
You are correct about the Codes,we have been to several RV parks that the Sewer inlet was 12+ inches Above the surrounding area,and Way higher than our RV sewer outlet! I went to the office to ask about this and they said," Just pull up on the PVC pipe there is a slip coupler at ground level where you place your sewer hose"! Had to do with Flood Zone Codes! Youroo!!
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You are correct about the Codes,we have been to several RV parks that the Sewer inlet was 12+ inches Above the surrounding area,and Way higher than our RV sewer outlet! I went to the office to ask about this and they said," Just pull up on the PVC pipe there is a slip coupler at ground level where you place your sewer hose"! Had to do with Flood Zone Codes! Youroo!!
I have seen these before. Like this site not all have slip covers though. The worst was fishing bridge in Yellowstone. Not only was it raised over a foot it was smack in the middle of the site. I ended up just using once as a dump station when I left because I could not connect my hose under the camper.
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Old 06-24-2020, 10:08 AM   #8355
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Was parked next to a trailer with a creative install on an X-Chock. Their sewer setup was also interesting, though why the park setup the sewer as they did. They do have enough hose.

I guess he's of the mindset......"one size fits all"?
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Glad I did not step on one of these running around barefoot on site. The red velvet ant is actually in the wasp family & referred to as the cow killer due to the pain associated with its sting! All over the campground....
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Glad I did not step on one of these running around barefoot on site. The red velvet ant is actually in the wasp family & referred to as the cow killer due to the pain associated with its sting! All over the campground....
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Glad I did not step on one of these running around barefoot on site. The red velvet ant is actually in the wasp family & referred to as the cow killer due to the pain associated with its sting! All over the campground....
Wow that looks nasty!
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